Health Insurance MGL Ch. 224

Insurance issues related to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 224.
The new transparency website from the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is nearing completion.
EOHHS announced last week that 52 acute care hospitals are eligible for $10.385 million through the Community Hospital Reinvestment Trust Fund.
The Health Policy Commission (HPC) released its annual cost trends report last week.
The proposed statewide ballot question to impose one-size-fits-all ratios on hospitals would threaten the state's cost growth benchmark.
MHA weighed in with the House Ways & Means Committee as it prepares to take the next step in the state’s budget process.
The MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program begins on Thursday, March 1.
SB1174, HB1181/SB1183, SB1269, HB1136, HB1137, HB1207, HB3250, SB1248, SB1270, HB1175, HB1197, SB1230, HB2441, HB2477, HB3514, SB1212, SB1234 Healthcare Facilities
Tim Gens, who has provided the intellectual and compassionate foundation for MHA’s strategy and policy efforts for 23 years, announced he will leave the association, effective Dec. 31.
The deal involving Lahey Health, the Beth Israel Deaconess system, and other entities will get a full cost and market impact review from the HPC.
The healthcare “cost-containment and reform” bill that the Massachusetts Senate passed at midnight last Thursday offer some positive steps forward, but also areas of concern.
The healthcare “cost-containment and reform” bill that the Massachusetts Senate passed at midnight last Thursday offer some positive steps forward, but also areas of concern.
Debate on the State Senate’s sweeping healthcare bill -- An Act Furthering Health Empowerment and Affordability by Leveraging Transformative Health Care (S.219) – begins on Wednesday, Nov. 8 and 9.
10.31.2017  | The HEALTH Act
An Act Furthering Health Empowerment and Affordability by Leveraging Transformative Health Care (the HEALTH Act)
SB566 An Act Relative to an Affordable Health Plan
HB2167 An Act to Improve Health Care Costs for Employers and Consumers
HB1184, HB2434/SB1244, HB578/SB549, HB2439, HB3230, HB2436, HB3236/SB1221, HB3227, HB3515, SB1246 Patient Safety and Quality; Workforce Development
A deficiency budget that the Massachusetts House passed this week to close the books on FY17 included a provision requiring every employer in Massachusetts with six or more workers to out an employer medical assistance contribution (EMAC) compliance
The Health Policy Commission’s cost trends hearing held on Monday and Tuesday delivered, as usual, lots of data and testimony on the state of the state’s healthcare system. As part of the HPC’s conversation, the commonwealth’s two leading legislator
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission is sponsoring a free conference based on the healthcare delivery transformations achieved through the CHART program.
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) hosts its fifth annual cost trend hearing on Monday and Tuesday, October 2 and 3 at Suffolk University Law School.

Resources

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